Don't Stand In The Shadows And Curse The Darkness.

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“To SEE with lidless eyes. “
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SEEING with one's "inner eye" and hearing with one's "inner ear" aka with one's heart - even though we all know the muscle that pumps blood is not the "Inner Heart".
Cling to the thought that, in God's hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them. page 124 BB

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“But, we are on our own. So...”
Not on my own or recovering alone, I have a host of friends in the AA fellowship that have found a way out that we can absolutely agree on.

As far as recovery tools, find the ones in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous have been extremely effective as long as I keep an open mind, maintain a simple attitude, and put forth an honest effort. If I maintain that simple attitude I’m told I can go anywhere on Gods green earth a free man can go.

I do appreciate your sharing and I’m open minded enough to understand that AA may not be the only answer to recovery from Alcohol addiction. (albeit the most successful)

Having said that think I will opt to continue to ask a God of my understanding to grace me with another 24hrs of sobriety and how I can be of maximum service to him and my fellows! Attempt to practice the principles of AA in daily life and give thanks at night. If I can do this one day at a time until the 23rd of November I will be graced to share a 34th anniversary with this fellowship.

Not sure what your motive for posting was and truly do not think it belongs in an AA
forum (jmho).

Just say’n grateful for finding a way out for this alkie who could not-not drink.

It’s a broad highway folks enjoy it!
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Looks like :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: Spam :!: :!: :!: to me.

Keep It Simple :wink:

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Couldn't of said it any better Frankie John D Grateful Alcoholic Just Keep Coming..... :?
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:D
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The Twelve Traditions.
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:D
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Choosingto K.I.S.S today. Truly not interested in controversy. Saved1 reading your threads i kinda feel like were being talked down to. Maybe you would get more response out of working with a gutter drunk!

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interesting,
And the responses were not? :?
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(Prayer of St Francis of Assisi) —
"Lord, make me a channel of thy peace - that where there is hatred, I may bring love - that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness - that where there is discord, I may bring harmony - that where there is error, I may bring truth - that where there is doubt, I may bring faith - that where there is despair, I may bring hope - that where there are shadows, I may bring light - that where there is sadness, I may bring joy. Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted - to understand, than to be understood - to love, than to be loved. For it is by self-forgetting that one finds. It is by forgiving that one is forgiven. It is by dying that one awakens to Eternal Life. Amen."
(p. 99 12&12)

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Thank you for the response.
The quoted prayer from the Big Book is a true reflection of a state that one should follow in all of their affairs. How about a step and tradition to go with this? :D
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Since you brought it up did work with a couple of newcomers today! In so doing pray to God that I did or said nothing that came across as holier than thou!

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Your response can be viewed as cynical,
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Hmm working with other alcoholics and cynical hmm. Grateful for being able to celebrate an anniversary today with a group of folks that can work together in harmonious action. Appreciating that they expect nothing and having nothing to prove to them or you!

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